have the makings of something

have the makings of (something)

To seem skilled or likely enough to become something. With a voice like that, Alice has the makings of a famous singer.
See also: have, making, of

have the ˈmakings of something

(of a person) have the necessary qualities or character to become something: She’s got the makings of a good tennis player, but she needs to practise much harder.
See also: have, making, of, something